Letter to Eliza Quilty from Julia E. Crafts
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Letter written to Eliza Quilty from Julia E. Crafts.
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Charleston April 25th 1866 Dear friend Not feeling like sewing this morning thought I would write you a few lines= If only to let you hear how we are getting on.- We are having such pretty weather here now= The bloss- ums have all changed from our fruit trees and they are full of Fruit= almost every day we have a gentle shower that adds much to our vegetations= plenty of green Peas in our market but vey [sic] high priced= like my everything in general your good Brother is here the prettiest time of the year= Spring= when our gardens are all in full bloom= he has an opportunity of seeing our choisest flowers= I suppose we cannot compare with yours in beauty had I known sooner that your brother wanted some slips of roses [page break] for him= It is too late now he must wait= I see that you have a refined delicate taste being fond of the culture of flowers= do not think me devoid of taste when I tell you that I do not care to _plant_ and _nurse_ them but never wary of arranging them to dress the parlor= the air is fragrant with the different variety of flowers. business is very dull, at present but we merchants have very good prospects for the future, Dry goods have falling in price= the scarcely of funds do not present matrimony a great many wed- dings. Some few places of amusements open - the schools are looking forward to the first of may with pleasure the girls all anticipate having a May party= they have chosen my eldest girl for one of the flower bearins [sic]= She is naturally timid but feels flattered I hope that their lifes [sic] may be re [page break] -alized, they will have it in the evening, and after her Ladyship has been crowned Queen of May wil have music and dancing, I am glad to hear that your Brother Luke is returned safe= dont [sic] worry about the one that is with us he can give a very good report of his noble self= he has such a nice situation would be wrong to leave it yet a while= We have no sickness here at present= I do not hear any thing of the Small Pox now there is a great deal of talk and fuss made about the Cholera, I do not fear it= I am sorry to hear that you are not well, I think our climate ment agree with your brother he never complains now, but is quite well hoping this will find you quite well with much care to all I remain yours kindly Julia. E. Crafts _Write soon_
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